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London Jewelers’ Fran Udell dies at 94

Udell, a past co-owner of New York’s London Jewelers, died Saturday following a brief illness.


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Here are the top five stories on from July 26 to Aug. 1, according to Google Analytics.


Consumer confidence drops in July

The Conference Board reports that consumers’ short-term outlook was shaken by the situation in Greece but, overall, they remain “relatively confident.”


Industry shrinkage trend continues in Q2

The latest statistics from the Jewelers Board of Trade show that the number of companies exiting the jewelry industry rose again in the second quarter and is up 12 percent year-to-date.


Jewelers Mutual recognized as top insurance co.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. has been named to the 2015 list of Ward’s 50 top-performing insurance companies for the fifth year in a row.


Platinum to stay below gold, for now

Precious metals analysts expect the price of platinum to remain below that of gold into, and possibly through, 2016.


Designer, storeowner wins WJA-Carelle grant

Tina Chan is a Chicago-based jewelry designer who just opened a brick-and-mortar space she hopes will be resource and sales outlet for other independent designers.


Would you hire your customer?

Columnist Peter Smith discusses the positives and the negatives that could come of trying to recruit a current client for a sales position at the store.


WJA names 2015 Awards for Excellence winners

The Women’s Jewelry Association announced the winners of its 2015 Awards for Excellence live in New York last night.